Favorite Quotations ~  Love, 9 Proposing Tree: Love Story

"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love." ~ Leo Tolstoy


Next to God, love is the word most mangled in every language. The highest form of regard between two people is friendship, and when love enters, friendship dies. ~ Richard Bach

Men do not settle down. Men surrender. ~ Chris Rock

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. ~ Diane Arbus

Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Hold fast to whatever fragments of love are left, for sometimes a mosaic is more beautiful than an unbroken pattern. ~ Dawn Powell, Locusts Have No King, 1996

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime, therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

An act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of the pain of the world, increases the courage and love and hope of all. ~ Dorothy Day

If we do not love, we are nothing. And, if we are not loved ourselves, we are nobody. ~ Bernard S. Raskas, Quotable American Rabbis, 1967

Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object? ~ Confucius

Love is a chain of love as Nature is a chain of life. ~ Truman Capote

Love is never as ferocious as when you think it's going to leave you. ~ Anita Shreve, Weight of Water, 1998

Love is not in our choice but in our fate. ~ John Dryden

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others. ~ Anne-Sophie Swetchine

You learn love by loving--by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done. ~ Aldous Huxley

You know when it’s easy. When it doesn’t feel like work…You know it’s love when it all just kind of falls into place. ~ Lindsay Sloane

You know what's the most terrifying thing about admitting that you're in love? You're just naked. You put yourself in harm's way and you lay down all your defenses. No clothes, no weapons. Nowhere to hide, completely vulnerable. ~ Mary Doria Russell

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